I’m a creative person at heart. I love photography, scrapbooking, crocheting and making jewelry in my spare time among other crafts. I find it calming and relaxing, and my life has been pretty stressful lately. The more stressful life is, the more I seem to be drawn to crafting. Over the years I’ve collected quite …
Eden, Dawn: The Chronicles of Paradise
I love to read. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to pick up a book, let alone open it recently. My plate has been overflowing with stuff going on and I’m lucky I have time to workout in the morning. But I make time to do that. I realized I need to make time for …
Mint.com on Windows Phone
Recently, I did an interview for Mint.com about how to make the switch to working from home and the personal finance challenges that switch entails. I had a blast doing this interview, and it finally went live on January 12! So please go check it out on their website, and don’t forget to share! (Sorry …
Greg resorted to watching Netflix on this makeshift "TV stand"
On Sunday, I woke up to a weird, rhythmic noise in my living room. It sounded like a clock had fallen off the wall and was laying on it’s face, the second hand stuck but still try to move. As I got closer to the couch, I realized it wasn’t a clock, it was our …
It’s hard to believe that 2013 has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating New Years Day 2013. So much can happen in a year, and that perception seems to get worse as I get older. Although 2013 wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t fantastic. We had a lot of financial difficulty as …
Vulture waiting patiently for his meal
This morning I woke up early in the hopes of getting some writing done before the kid got up. I took a shower, opened the blinds and was greeted by the sight of vultures picking at an armadillo in the road directly in front of my house. I know it’s gross, but I think it’s …
Me after I got my hair cut. A new look for a new year.
2013 wasn’t the greatest year, but it wasn’t the worst year either. We had our fair share of financial difficulties, and this blog went through a few changes. But there were a few milestones this year… a few for my car… I hit 195,000 miles on 10/7/2013…. and 197,000 miles on 12/23/2013… a little more …
Yule gifts under the tree
In our home, we celebrate the Winter Solstice, better known as Yule. Like Christmas, we put up a tree and decorate with mistletoe etc. This year we ran a bit late… We finally got our Yule tree up…on Yule. This is one of those tasks that both Greg and I hate. It’s such a pain …
Solo
Many of you probably know, I consider myself a misanthrope. With society the way it is today, I have very little faith in humanity’s ability to evolve and actually live peacefully at some point. However, yesterday, I rescued a dog who found his way to my office. I brought him home, and posted a notice …
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While I was at work today, minding my own business, a stray dog wandered into our office. I decided to bring him home so I could take him to see if he has a chip. But until I can get to the vet’s office (or the humane society which is a no kill shelter), I’m …
Golden Wing Skimmer
I’m changing the blog up again…. I’ve been having a hard time with this blog lately. My heart just hasn’t been in it. I haven’t been able to come up with post ideas, and I’ve pretty much ignored the blog for several months. I recently started reading a book called How to Blog for Profit, …
Media SHower
I recently did an interview for Media Shower, and was asked the following question: What tips do you have for moms (or dads) who want to make the transition from working a full-time job to staying at home? What sort of planning should they do? Biggest considerations? Although the interview hasn’t gone live yet (don’t …
Mrs. Lizard just after we put her in the planter. She was changing colors. Isn't she just adorable??
Most of you know I homeschool our daughter, Sam. It’s something I actually really enjoy and now that I’ve taken a part time job, I don’t get to do it as much as I did when I was home all day. So when I do get a few days off I try to get in …
I am, I admit it. They give me that sad little “help me” look and my heart crumbles. It’s one of the two main reasons I’m vegan. My own pets have me wrapped around their little paw. They know exactly how to manipulate me, and they are so good at it. In the past two …
I know I haven’t been writing on the blog as frequently as I should be, but things have gotten a bit chaotic recently, and I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and write like I used to and here’s why. I took a part time job. I didn’t really want to go back …
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